The models featured in the Primus collection offer a contemporary take on the legendary chronographs produced by Hanhart in the 1930s. Inspired by the desire for freedom and adventure, the Swiss-German watch brand is now launching the Primus Desert Pilot pilot’s chronograph, which sports a trendy outdoor look with a sand-blasted case and a sand-coloured dial and fabric strap.
However, like all the models in the Primus collection, the Desert Pilot also bears the recognisable hallmarks which hark back to Hanhart’s watch manufacturing tradition: one of the brand’s distinctive features, the red reset button, underlines the relationship between Hanhart’s first pilot’s chronographs, its mechanical stopwatches and the current collection. It has been a distinguishing characteristic of Hanhart watches since 1939 and was previously intended to prevent pilots from unintentionally resetting the stop time. For the models featured in the Primus collection it has been finished with anodised aluminium. The thin, distinctive fluted bezel with inlaid red marking is also reminiscent of the design of the legendary chronographs from Gütenbach.
Movement: HAN3809 modified automatic chronograph movement (bicompax), based on the Valjoux 7750 calibre; 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz; 28 jewels; rotor with a skeletonised Hanhart logo; power reserve of min. 42 hours
Functions: Small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, date display at 6 o’clock
Case: Sand-blasted stainless steel; anodised aluminium red reset button; fluted bezel with inlaid red marking; convex, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass; screwed-down, internally anti-reflective sapphire glass case back; large screw-in crown; flexible lugs; diameter 44 mm, height 15 mm; water-resistant to 10 bar/100 m
Dial: Sand-coloured; with black Super-LumiNova®-coated, luminous Arabic numeral, index marks and hands
Strap: Fabric strap; folding clasp with inlaid red marking (anodised aluminium) made from sand-blasted stainless steel